MANCHESTER UNITED fans were left drooling after getting another glimpse of Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba’s lethal partnership.
The Portuguese ace almost scored twice from an identical Pogba pass in the Red Devils’ 3-0 win at Brighton.
Fernandes has hit the ground running at Old Trafford since his £48million switch from Sporting Lisbon – finding the net five times in eight Premier League appearances, with three of those coming since the restart of the top-flight.
His three assists means he’s also had the most goal involvements in the top-flight since February.
Fans have only just been given the chance to see him pair up with Pogba in the middle due to the Frenchman’s injuries.
But it seems Old Trafford is already baring the fruits of their relationship, which is blossoming into something deadly.
The pair caused a major headache for the Seagulls on Tuesday with the French ace feeding a peach of pass to Fernandes on two occasions.
The Portugal icon rattled the right post the first time but the second time he made no mistake in unleashing a fierce drive beyond Amex stopper Maty Ryan and into the net – all thanks to Pogs’ cheeky tee up.
Fernandes cooly played the lethal partnership down and instead hailed all his United teammates following the game.
When asked about forging a midfield partnership with the Frenchman, the midfielder told Football Daily: “Paul is an amazing player but I don’t want to talk too much about me and Paul because it’s not fair for the other players and teammates.
“I think Paul thinks in the same way. We are really happy when we play together of course but I’m happy to play with everyone.
“Paul has such good qualities and we know he’s so important for us and I think we can combine together, we have qualities but we know we have some very good teammates, so it’s not fair to the other guys if we talk just about me and Paul.”
Alan Shearer has previously described the potential partnership of Fernandes and Pogba at United as “dangerous”.
The pair hit it off in the first game back after the restart to link up for the first time in competitive action in United’s 1-1 draw at Tottenham.
Speaking on Match of the Day after the Spurs game, Shearer predicted that together Fernandes and Pogba could form an impressive midfield partnership.
He said: “If Pogba’s going to play on a regular basis, or decides to stay, then it could be a very, very good partnership (with Fernandes).
“When he came on, he was excellent, he looked up for the fight, and they looked a dangerous partnership.”